EPA recently announced the Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking (EJ TCGM) Program, which is a competition to select multiple Grantmakers around the nation to reduce barriers to the federal grants application process communities face and increase the efficiency of the awards process for environmental justice grants. Grantmakers will design competitive application and submission processes, award environmental justice subgrants, implement a tracking and reporting system, provide resources and support to communities, all in collaboration with EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights.
To help applicants, EPN has created a suggested 6-step application process—including a suggested timeline—for this opportunity:
Special thanks to Holly Baker of Climate Justice Alliance for creating the EJ TCGM Workplan Template (modified by EPN) and Checklist, and to Jaimie Lewis of Anese and Associates for additional resources, including the Partnership Agreement template. Also included are links to publicly available tools, webinars, information, and instructions from EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights.